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He was only given a couple hours to live

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He was only given a couple hours to live

Fred was my client for years as I worked in a PSW role – we had a wonderful professional relationship at the LTC facility.

As time went on and I studied to be a nurse – I was doing one of my practicums at the local hospital. Who came in but Fred. I was assigned to him and assisted in all his prep for surgery. However the blood work came back and it was too late for surgery. “Septis” I sat with him and had the opportunity to have a candid discussion (he was given only a couple hours to live) and say goodbye. His eyes spoke with love.

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